Sep 27, 2006

New word - Horeckian

After our patron saint Brian Horeck, he of the immortal masterpiece Minnow Trap, I hereby coin the term Horeckian, meaning, "Man, I thought I knew what bad was, but that...now that is bad."

And the first writer to be termed Horeckian is...Rosellen Price, she of the almost as immortal classic Blood & Wine.

Let us all gaze upon the magnificence of an author who misspells Lieutenant not once, but twice, with alternate spellings each time in case you get bored. An author who is convinced that people "waive" hello to each other. An author who is engaged to a "lvoing" husband. An author who continually uses two words where one would do, i.e. "ass hole" for "asshole," "what ever" for "whatever," etc. An author who, like St. Horeck, cannot for the life of her tell a remotely convincing or interesting story.

So, here's to you, Rosellen! You've lowered the bar for us all!

3 comments:

E. Ann Bardawill said...

I know! lET'S HOLD A rEALLY bAD BOOK rEADING IN THE baRN!!

Seriously. Let's compile a bunch of the best of the worst, rent the Wolf Hall or someplace... put up some posters, pimp the event on A channel and do a Wretch Writing Reading.

We'll raise money for literacy or something.

It'll be a gas.

Corey Redekop said...

I think such an event could qualify as a war crime.

E. Ann Bardawill said...

Fine.

I'll just go ahead and do it myself.

Ya weinie!

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